A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
Two events linked to the upcoming LVI forum in Gippsland are available for registration. Attendees are invited to enhance their experience by coming to these events! Click further into news item for further details.
Wednesday 23rd October 10am - 2.30pm - Field Day - "Pathogens, parasites and pesky pests. New and emerging biosecurity threats in a changing climate."
This field day will highlight biosecurity threats Southern Gippsland Farmers need to be aware of due to a changing climate.
Field day topics include:
• Biosecurity planning, farm hygiene, current and future pathogens and parasites;
• New and emerging pest plants as a biosecurity threat;
• Integrated pest management in a changing climate, a horticulture enterprise case study;
• Good and bad soil biology and what to expect in a changing climate;
• Liver Fluke and how to identify it ‘on farm’.
Morning Tea & Lunch Included
For further information and or to register go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pathogens-parasites-and-pesky-pests-biosecurity-in-a-changing-climate-registration-72880793415
Friday 25th October 1030am - 2.30pm - Farm Walk - "Agroforestry in Southern Gippsland - A Real Adaptation Strategy in a Changing Climate."
Come along and learn about the planning aspects of developing an agroforestry farm. Covering topics from planning considerations to carbon.
In this farm walk, led by landowner Mark Walters, we will be discussing topics such as;
• Social licencing
• Government support
•Management and harvesting
•Code of Forest practice
Speakers include Chris Ranking, South Gippsland Shire Council speaking on planning considerations, and Dr Nerida Anderson, University of Melbourne, speaking on carbon sequestration in an agroforestry situation.
BBQ Lunch provided.
For further information and or to register go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/agroforestry-a-real-adaptation-strategy-in-a-changing-climate-tickets-74051663519
Event Flyers for both linked events and the LVI Gippsland Forum are also available via the LVI Gateway event page here - https://www.landcarevic.org.au/groups/state/lvi/landcare-victoria-inc-gippsland-forum-people-partnerships-and-produce-25-27-october-2019/
Bushfire funds for fence upgrades to exclude wild dogs
The Victorian Government will help bushfire-affected producers bordering National Parks, State Parks and State forests to repair and upgrade boundary fences to better than a standard fence and more able to exclude pests such as wild dogs. Click into news item to find out more.
Not-for-profit law - Upcoming Webinars
Upcoming webinar sessions in Feb & March for community groups include “Data Governance” & “Get #social not #sued – Social Media and the Law”. Click into news item for further details and to book your place now!
Next up in Agriculture Victoria's climate webinar series - 24 February 2020
“Inside the Bureau's new climate guides project”. Presented by Luke Shelley, Bureau of Meteorology. The new regional climate guides aim to help farmers understand and manage their climate risk by providing regionally focused climate and weather summaries that detail historical observations and trends using information available from local Bureau of Meteorology weather stations. Click into news item for speaker details, schedule and links.
Costa and Junior Landcare ask Aussie kids 'What's in Your Backyard? Entries close 20 April!
Popular TV star and Landcare champion Costa Georgiadis is joining forces with Junior Landcare to launch the ‘What’s In Your Backyard?’ campaign to encourage children to be aware and active in their local environment, and promote the new Junior Landcare Learning Centre. Costa wants kids across Australia to grab a camera, and snap photos of the flora and fauna in their backyard. This campaign is a great opportunity for Landcare groups to engage with schools and youth groups in their region who would like to start the year with a campaign that gets them involved in Junior Landcare. Click into news item for further details and to enter.
Is a contractor entitled to superannuation?
Contractors paid mainly for their labour are employees for superannuation guarantee purposes. This is the case even if the contractor quotes an Australian Business Number (ABN). Click into news item to understand more about super entitlements for contractors.